Euro Dino Front indicator lights (Mathias please help?)

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  1. premieram

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    All (and particularly Mathias):

    I am reworking the front end of my Dino to look like a European spec car. This means changing the front indicator lights from the recessed rectangles to the trapezoidal flash lenses ( yes I understand the metal work involved ). From the various photos, it appears like there are two shapes of these lenses. One is like the car below from Mathias’ book (Which has a flat vertical inside edge):

    While the others appear to have an angled inside edge (like the photo of the replacement lens in the package).

    Did they produce two different lenses or is this just optical because of the photos? I would really like to find the one with the flat vertical edge if did they produce two different lenses or is this just optical because of the photos? I would really like to find the one with the flat vertical edge if it exists.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Joe


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  2. pshoejberg

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    Optical illusion.....

    Best Peter
     
  3. Nuvolari

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    There has only ever been one light. What you see in the photos is as Peter said an optical illusion
     
  4. swift53

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    Love the change to European. You can save the pieces you cut out, and can always
    go back to original if required.

    Regards, Alberto
     
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  6. premieram

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    Thanks everyone. I will more about the car in the future. Placement of these is crucial. I have seen them look so right and look like kit cars on others. I want to create the “optical illusion” that is in many photos :)

    I am just going to have my body shop (which is one of the best in the world), go off of the pictures. Any placement/alignment advise by those that have made the conversion is very welcome.

    Joe
     
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  8. racerboy9

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    I am not a fan of changing the original configuration but if you are bent on doing it I would try and find a euro Dino you can take measurements from rather than just from pictures. Sheet metal work and a paint job aren't cheap so you want to get it right the first time.
     
  9. 4CamGT

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    I agree with this. You really need to make super accurate templates by using the lower hood shut-lines and headlamp recess. I wouldn’t just trust a body shop no matter how good they are. Also definitively keep the original sheet metal pressings. Also, really ask yourself if you’ll be happy with a conversion vs selling yours and just buying a Euro spec Dino.

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  10. swift53

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    Joe, sent you a pm.

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  11. premieram

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    All:

    This is been an interesting process. I’m absolutely convinced that the solution is optical based on both the Dino body curving to the side in the angle of the hood coming front to back. I have seen this conversion done poorly and having it right from every angle is key to making this look correct. Thank you for everybody’s help. I will post pictures when the car is complete.


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